Olmsted County is beginning the process of organizing for the 2020 Census. The County’s goal is to insure that everyone is counted. Olmsted will work with the State of Minnesota and will also work with local agencies and community organizations to insure that a Complete County is taken.
I will support Olmsted’s efforts to make a Complete Count in 2020 because the numbers that show up in the state’s count will determine the Federal Assistance that Minnesota will receive and ultimately that Olmsted will receive for the next decade.
Here is partial list of the Federal Assistance Programs that are distributed according to population numbers:
- Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid)
- Highway Planning and Construction
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Medicare Part B
- Section 8 Housing (low income housing assistance)
- Education Grants
- School Lunch Program
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance
- Head Start
- Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and children (WIC)
- Child Care
- Foster Care
- State Children’s health Insurance Program (S-CHIP)
- Low Income Housing
The Census is important to the State and County. It is important that we do our best to reach a Complete Count.